Guillermo del Toro’s Mysterious New Movie Antlers Shows An Equally Confusing Trailer

Guillermo del Toro’s Mysterious New Movie Antlers Shows An Equally Confusing Trailer

Going by the terrifying trailer that was posted a few days back, I think it is safe to say that there could be a giant under the undead deer.

This is the latest project by Guillermo del Toro but it doesn't have a release date yet, but it does have a trailer and it looks absolutely chilling. We see a small boy telling a creepy story about returning home to hungry bears whose insides turn black. The boy walks through the fog-drenched small town alone, entering his darkened home, where he eats his meals in the dark while a door rattles. Additionally, the audience also sees a figure wearing a gas mask and holding a red flare; a very creepy drawing; hanging bone-like objects, and a very ominous creature slithering through the dark. 


The official synopsis of the movie reads, "A small-town Oregon teacher (Keri Russell) and her brother (Jesse Plemons), the local sheriff, discover that a young student (Jeremy T. Thomas) is harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences." The director of this horror-thriller is Scott Cooper, along with Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons. The co-stars of the movie are Graham Greene and Rory Cochrane. The movie is said to be the adaptation of  Antosca's short story "The Quiet Boy" and it takes place in the small town where weird events start taking place. 


The teaser is available online now and you can watch it right here. Antlers trailer plays out as a cross between del Toro and Cooper's storytelling sensibilities. The trailer has the fairy-tale atmosphere that is generally found in movies by Del Toro's movies. Antosca's influence and fondness for weaving slow-unraveling mysteries is also noticeable here and suggests the movie will take its time in revealing the freaky truth about just what, exactly, is going on with Lucas in his home life. The movie also has a very intriguing supernatural parable and it might just deal with the topic of child abuse. 


'Antlers' is just one of the many exciting horror films scheduled to open in 2020, along with the sequels to hits like A Quiet Place and Halloween (2018), in addition to the Jordan Peele-produced Candyman "spiritual sequel". The horror genre has lately become an intriguing place for original horror ideas and it's comforting to know it won't just be sequels coming out next year. 

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